KanaVape is the UK's First Dedicated Cannabis E-Cig

By Gerald Lynch on at

The first e-cigarette dedicated to vaping cannabis (or, at least, a vape-friendly form of it) has gone on sale in the UK.

The KanaVape costs £39 and will ship in January. It uses cartridges made from hemp farmed in the Czech Republic, Spain and France. It's primarily aimed at medical users, with its relaxing and pain-reliving properties being promoted.

However, those hoping to get stoned from using the KanaVape are out of luck -- its cartridges contain no THC, the psychoactive agent found in cannabis.

"KanaVape is a product made only for adults," reads the product description.

"This product cannot be compared to a marijuana vaporiser, a cannabis ecigarette or a "e-joint", because it doesn't contain THC, and it is made from certified hemp. This product does not have any psychoactive or euphoric effect."

So no sneaky way of getting high in the office then. KanaVape stands on shaky legal ground in the UK -- it's an offence to supply and possess a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, so KanaVape's contents will have to be tested for illegal substances. But the Czech company maintains its product is legal, with marijuana prescribed for medical reasons in some cases in the UK. [KanaVape]